Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.

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Clear Online Bills From Providers Are a Huge Plus

By Dave Pinwell 16th February 2018 Tech News 98
Clear Online Bills From Providers Are a Huge Plus

Clear Online Bills From Providers Are a Huge Plus I made the mistake of checking my online bill from a utilities provider, then deciding to stay with that provider but change the tariff package. I still remember those heady days when a single sheet bill came through your door once a quarter. I used to…

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Bitcoin Goldrush Sees Few Winners And Way Too Many Empty Wallets

By Dave Pinwell 9th February 2018 Tech News 334
Bitcoin Goldrush Sees Few Winners And Way Too Many Empty Wallets

Bitcoin Goldrush Sees Few Winners And Way Too Many Empty Wallets  At the time of writing, the value of Bitcoin, the ‘hot’ cryptocurrency, has collapsed to 38 per cent of its peak value of almost 20,000 dollars just six weeks ago. Now the market price languishes at less than 7,500 dollars. More than a few…

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It’s All Go At New Amazon Store..

By Dave Pinwell 7th February 2018 Tech News 103
It’s All Go At New Amazon Store..

It’s All Go At New Amazon Store..  Monday, January 22, saw a revolution in retail when the Amazon Go store finally opened in Seattle, the world’s first check-out free shop. The new convenience store is packed with sensors instead of tills. The multiplicity of devices, tracking stock items, shopper and their mobile phones, feed a…

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Cities Could Be Next For Smart Move

By Dave Pinwell 30th January 2018 Tech News 139
Cities Could Be Next For Smart Move

Cities Could Be Next For Smart Move  Now that Smart Homes are taking off, we have a new concept to get our heads around and that is Smart Cities. This has been a key theme of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the regular barometer of what is expected to be big in…

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Toyota’s Take On Transit Of Old Is An Electric Idea

By Dave Pinwell 30th January 2018 Tech News 173
Toyota’s Take On Transit Of Old Is An Electric Idea

Toyota’s Take On Transit Of Old Is An Electric Idea  The winner of the official Best in Show Award at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was a self-driving electric box on wheels. Toyota’s e-Palette is a concept vehicle which the Japanese giant suggests can be adapted in multiplicity of ways for a…

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Bus Monitoring App Is Simply A Diamond

By Dave Pinwell 18th January 2018 Tech News 232
Bus Monitoring App Is Simply A Diamond

Bus Monitoring App Is Simply A Diamond  Finally, the public transport monitoring capability that I have been seeking for a few years has materialised, from one local operator at least. Diamond buses have launched bus tracking on their website, and via a mobile app, to show where each of their vehicles is on a map….

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Looking Back At 2017

By Dave Pinwell 18th January 2018 Tech News 199
Looking Back At 2017

Looking Back At 2017  With the final curtain closed on 2017 we can look back and reflect that the big themes of tech in the year just passed have been the smart home, voice recognition and cyber security. Home controllers took off last year. Latest figures indicate that there are over 20 million Amazon Echoes…

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Hi-Tech Versions Of Classic Games To Entertain Kids

By Dave Pinwell 22nd December 2017 Tech News 444
Hi-Tech Versions Of Classic Games To Entertain Kids

Hi-Tech Versions Of Classic Games To Entertain Kids  When the presents have been bought, wrapped, unwrapped and put aside, and the fridge, having busted its hinges, has been depleted, with the kids gone from hyperventilating to boredom in just hours, families of old would have reached for a board game. However, that would not cut…

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New Speakers Are Aiming To Make A Big Noise IN The Christmas Rush

By Dave Pinwell 12th December 2017 Tech News 371
New Speakers Are Aiming To Make A Big Noise IN The Christmas Rush

New Speakers Are Aiming To Make A Big Noise In The Christmas Rush  Bluetooth speakers for wirelessly booming out music from phones and tablets are old hat, so the leading players have added interactivity and hope for big sales in the pre-Christmas rush. The Amazon Echo Dot and the Google Chromecast Audio are both devices…

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Headphones To Be A Big Christmas Hit

By Dave Pinwell 5th December 2017 Tech News 358
Headphones To Be A Big Christmas Hit

Headphones To Be A Big Christmas Hit  There seems to be a general feeling in the industry that headphones for kids might be one of the big sellers this Christmas. They have only been in the mainstream for a relatively short time. Some parents might not even know that they are a thing. Yet, in…

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